John Abraham Arrested for Obstruction of Police and Firefighters

Tim KeeneyContributor ISeptember 24, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: John Abraham #55 of the Atlanta Falcons wtches the action against the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome on September 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was arrested Monday night after obstructing police and firefighters. 

The news comes from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Michael Cunningham:

John Chafee of the APD's Public Affairs Unit said police charged Abraham with obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters. According to Chafee, officials were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump from one of the buildings when Abraham refused to exit the scene.

Chafee said the charges are misdemeanors and Abraham was to be booked at the Fulton County jail.

This continues a trend that Mike Smith and the Atlanta Falcons can't be happy about. 

Abraham's arrest marks the second in the past week for notable Falcons players after running back Michael Turner was charged with a DUI Sept. 18. 

The Falcons are 3-0 and quickly establishing themselves as legitimate Super Bowl contenders, but if they continue to see their top players get in trouble with the law at this pace, that won't last very long. 

Nonetheless, the fact that no one was injured or harmed trumps whatever effect it will have for the 13-year veteran and the Falcons on the field. Abraham's arrest doesn't appear to be anywhere near as serious as Turner's DUI, but from the small amount of details, it sounds as though it was still a scary, dangerous situation.

There are still plenty of unknown details surrounding this odd event, but no one, including the woman who was reportedly threatening to jump from the building, was injured.

We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.